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Boughton to be named Poulsbo planning director

POULSBO—At its Dec. 9 meeting, the Poulsbo city Council is expected to…

 

Keith Maynard Hoirup | Passages

POULSBO — Former Poulsbo resident Keith Maynard Hoirup passed away suddenly on…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

 

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New Poulsbo police chief is on the job

POULSBO—It’s Dec. 5 and Dan Schoonmaker, Poulsbo new chief of police is…

 

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USS Stennis a happy surprise at commemoration | Dispatches from Pearl Harbor

By KATHY SOLE Special Correspondent PEARL HARBOR — As a first-time visitor,…

  • Dec 6th, 2016
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State: For every $100 increase in the average rent, homelessness increases 15 to 32 percent

POULSBO — For every $100 increase in the average rent, homelessness increases…

Food4Kids, 10 years old and growing | Rotary News

Seventy-five kids in North Kitsap won’t go hungry when school lets out…

Vikings’ torches light the night sky during the Julefest celebration, Dec. 3 at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. (Angie Donovan/Kitsap News Group correspondent)

Poulsbo’s Julefest celebration | Photo gallery

POULSBO — Julefest, a Scandivanian holiday observance, was celebrated on Dec. 3…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
Vikings’ torches light the night sky during the Julefest celebration, Dec. 3 at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. (Angie Donovan/Kitsap News Group correspondent)

Motorcyclist injured in collision

A 61-year-old Belfair man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center on Dec.…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
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Severe-weather shelters open; snow expected tonight

Baby, it’s cold outside. And it’s going to get colder, with snow…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
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Dispatches from Pearl Harbor: Dec. 4, 2016

PEARL HARBOR — Kitsap Military Times Special Correspondent Kathy Sole is in…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
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Couple sickened, attic scorched by smoldering fire

EGLON – A couple was sickened and a home was scorched in…

  • Dec 5th, 2016
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Coffee Oasis receives $5,000 from Jewelers for Children

POULSBO — Poulsbo Coffee Oasis is this year’s recipient of $5,000 from…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Festival of Chimes & Lights: Port Orchard holiday events draws thousands downtown

Thousands of mostly South Kitsap residents flocked to downtown Port Orchard Dec.…

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Kingston Cove Yacht Club spreads holiday cheer to Kingston Food Bank | Holiday Hearts

KINGSTON — Barb Fulton, director of the Kingston Food Bank, was overwhelmed…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Shields retires as president of the Poulsbo Historical Society

POULSBO — No one is quite sure when Jim Shields became president…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Keep an eye out for a stolen United States Army flag | BPD Weekly Update

You may have seen one of several news stories last week about…

A fire on Perry Avenue Nov. 24 was allegedly set by the 21-year-old female resident using a propane torch.
                                Photo courtesy of Bremerton Police Department

Bremerton woman arrested for second-degree arson on Thanksgiving morning

BREMERTON — A 21-year-old Bremerton woman was arrested for second-degree arson on…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016
A fire on Perry Avenue Nov. 24 was allegedly set by the 21-year-old female resident using a propane torch.
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K-9 Units: the benefits and importance to the community

Dedication is incredibly important to law enforcement K-9 units. It’s not an…

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Polka Dot Powerhouses collects hygiene products for women in need

BREMERTON — “Let’s talk about periods.” Elaine Turso, Bremerton-based photographer, has, with…

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Parking in downtown Bremerton is typically at 80-percent full at any given time, according to City Clerk Shannon Corin. 					 Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bremerton parking study identifies problems, possible solutions

BREMERTON — Anyone who frequents downtown Bremerton can agree that finding a…

Parking in downtown Bremerton is typically at 80-percent full at any given time, according to City Clerk Shannon Corin. 					 Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
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Lovecraft Brewing reaches ‘mind blowing’ milestone

BREMERTON — “People talk about their kids growing up in the blink…

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The Silverdale community Christmas tree was lit at 6 p.m. Nov. 26.
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Annual Silverdale tree lighting kicks off winter holiday season

SILVERDALE — Despite rain on Nov. 26, the 62nd annual Christmas Tree…

The Silverdale community Christmas tree was lit at 6 p.m. Nov. 26.
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Local veterans, others from here at Standing Rock

POULSBO — Several North Kitsap residents have traveled the nearly 1,400 miles…

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2017 Quality Communities Scholarship program seeks Port Orchard applicants

PORT ORCHARD — The AWC Center for Quality Communities is recruiting outstanding…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

License tab services pause for state software replacement

PORT ORCHARD – Vehicle and vessel owners with December tabs are encouraged…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

South Kitsap’s Highly Capable Program accepting referrals

Referrals are now being accepted for South Kitsap School District’s Highly Capable…

Sara Miller | Kitsap News Group
                                Is Mrs. Georgeson’s kindergarten class naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure.

Kindergartners at Mullenix Ridge Elementary School share their holiday wish lists and traditions

With Thanksgiving dinners consumed, families have turned their attention to the looming…

Sara Miller | Kitsap News Group
                                Is Mrs. Georgeson’s kindergarten class naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure.
Kurt Wagner Education Fund recipients clockwise: Cheryl Marshall from Sidney Glen Elementary. Lisa Wickens from Olalla Elementary. Rebecca Sorter and Kristine Lange from East Port Orchard Elementary.

Kurt Wagner Education Fund supports South Kitsap teachers and programs

The Kurt Wagner Education Fund gave out more than $5,000 to South…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
Kurt Wagner Education Fund recipients clockwise: Cheryl Marshall from Sidney Glen Elementary. Lisa Wickens from Olalla Elementary. Rebecca Sorter and Kristine Lange from East Port Orchard Elementary.

Harbor security training set for Dec. 8 on Sinclair Inlet

BREMERTON – Naval Base Kitsap Harbor Security will be conducting several exercises…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Sen. Angel has overflowing plate of issues in Olympia next legislative session

OLYMPIA — It’s time for the usual pre-session flurry of activity at…

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Kirby Wilbur of 570 KVI Talk Radio will interpret national and state politics in a post-election summary at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. (KVI.com)

Kirby Wilbur of KVI 570 Talk Radio interprets the election Nov. 28 at Silverdale Beach Hotel

SILVERDALE — Kirby Wilbur of 570 KVI Talk Radio will interpret national…

  • Nov 29th, 2016
Kirby Wilbur of 570 KVI Talk Radio will interpret national and state politics in a post-election summary at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. (KVI.com)
Visit Santa between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24 in downtown Poulsbo. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

Historic Downtown Poulsbo is decked out for the holidays

POULSBO — Historic Downtown Poulsbo is hosting several holiday events from now…

  • Nov 26th, 2016
Visit Santa between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24 in downtown Poulsbo. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)
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For some, Kitsap’s rental turmoil can bring on homelessness

Finding housing — and then being able to pay for it —…

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Brett Clark, right, manager of Poulsbo Les Schwab, dressed as an elf to deliver Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve 2015. With him is Seth Worley, manager of a Les Schwab in King County. (Contributed photo)

Many ways to make a difference this season | Holiday Hearts

If you happen by Les Schwab Tires on Viking Avenue anytime in…

Brett Clark, right, manager of Poulsbo Les Schwab, dressed as an elf to deliver Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve 2015. With him is Seth Worley, manager of a Les Schwab in King County. (Contributed photo)
Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
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Support your community: Shop local on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

BREMERTON — Small Business Saturday: A day for community members to pass…

Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
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South Kitsap Fire and Rescue eagerly awaits new firefighting equipment

Try as he might, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Guy Dalrymple can’t…

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Trial rescheduled for May 1 in NKF&R negligence lawsuit

KINGSTON — Trial has been rescheduled for May 1, 2017 in a…

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Kitsap Harvest prepares for Thanksgiving and beyond

As Christmas music begins to take over the airwaves and college football…

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The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 25 at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. (Sophie Bonomi / 2015)

Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony Nov. 25

POULSBO — The annual Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony and parade will take…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 25 at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. (Sophie Bonomi / 2015)
The completed entrance to the Poulsbo Cemetery on Caldart Avenue features a new wrought-iron sign and trees donated by the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.				Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group

For some, the Poulsbo Cemetery upgrades are a labor of love

POULSBO — Many people contributed to the restoration of the Poulsbo Cemetery:…

The completed entrance to the Poulsbo Cemetery on Caldart Avenue features a new wrought-iron sign and trees donated by the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.				Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group